Congratulations, 2020 Graduates!

June, 2020

Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistants who are graduating from Harvard College in the Class of 2020: Hayoung Ahn and Laura Cegarra!

Leah Somerville and Graham Baum Awarded HBI Bipolar Disorder Seed Grant

June, 2020

Professor Leah Somerville and postdoctoral fellow Graham Baum have been awarded the Harvard Brain Science Initiative’s Bipolar Disorder Seed Grant, which supports innovative research focused taking a basic approach to understanding the foundational mechanisms of psychopathology including bipolar disorder. Their work will use neuroimaging to study the development of brain networks underlying executive functioning, with the aim of informing sources of variability in the processes that could underpin cognitive symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Congratulations, Dr. Nook!

June, 2020

Erik Nook, a graduate student in the lab, successfully defended his dissertation! He will receive his PhD following his clinical internship. We are so proud of your accomplishments, Dr. Nook, and can't wait to see where you go next!

Spring 2020 celebrations

April, 2020

There are lots of lab accomplishments to celebrate as of late!

Katherine Grisanzio, second year PhD student in the lab, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her graduate studies!

Jessica Schwab and Natasha Parikh, College Fellow/Postdocs in the lab, both earned Certificates of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching in recognition of their excellence in undergraduate instruction!

Congratulations, Dr. Shermohammed!

April, 2019

Maheen Shermohammed, a graduate student in the lab, successfully defended her dissertation and has received her PhD! We are so proud of Dr. Shermohammed!

Congratulations, Dr. Insel!!

April, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the lab's first graduate student, Katie Insel, has defended her dissertation! Congrats, Dr. Insel!!!

Juliet Davidow receives travel award

October, 2018

Dr. Juliet Davidow received a Young Scientist Travel Award from the Harvard Brain Science Initiative to fund her trip to the 2018 Flux Developmental Neuroscience conference in Berlin, Germany.

Harvard Gazette article

September, 2018

Our work on the development of emotion differentiation (Nook et al., 2018, Psychological Science) was featured in the Harvard Gazette!


Leah Somerville selected for Flux Young Investigator Award

September, 2018

Leah Somerville, lab director, accepted the 2018 Young Investigator Award for the Flux Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the 2018 Flux meeting in Berlin.

Erik Nook's research featured in Harvard Magazine

June, 2018

Erik Nook's research in ANDL was featured in an article entitled, "Probing the language of emotion" in Harvard Magazine.